JOHANNESBURG – Drug and alcohol abuse among mineworkers is an ongoing battle, as drugs are often used as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, unhappiness or the pressures of daily life, drug and alcohol testing distributor ALCO-Safe director Rhys Evans tells Mining Weekly. http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/drugs-alcohol-often-used-on-mines-to-cope-with-pressures-of-daily-life-2015-09-25
Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE: WKF) is delivering on its stated growth and diversification strategy with the expansion of its African business, Workforce Africa. This business focuses on providing staffing, recruitment, training, healthcare and project capability solutions for employers needing turnkey people solutions in any location on the African continent, from artisans to knowledge workers.
While the mining industry’s awareness of the importance of substance abuse management and assistance programmes for employees is slowly increasing, there has not been a significant shift towards implementing these programmes, says specialist health and wellness company Workforce Healthcare MD Dr Richard Malkin